Fartbarf – Mon Keys in LA

  Gentles Readers, I really don’t know if the man-ape in today’s photograph above is Dan, Josh or Brian. And that’s kind of the point. I photographed Fartbarf in their analogue post-neanderthal glory last July. But Dan, Josh and Brian do put on one hell of a show, pre-digital and completely anonymous. Nothing but analogue …

He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke

  He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke~ Life is probably best when you go from, “Oh. We’ve made a horrible mistake,” to, “Whoa. This is amaaaaazing!”, in a matter of a few minutes. I was out celebrating the birthday of a great friend of mine. Her newish boyfriend had spent all day on Yelp, …

Hello, Los Angeles!

  Hello, Los Angeles! When I arrived here last May, I couldn’t wait to write my first official, “Hello LA,” blog. Now, more than eight months later, things have settled down a bit and I’ve had some time to begin writing days of blogs for you kind Gentle Readers again! So, a very belated, “Hello, …

Photo Daily: Long Beach Christmas Tree

It’s been a long time, Gentle Readers. Hello again. I’ve said forever that one year I was going to take the month of December off and go somewhere – not cold. And so, greetings from the warm West Coast and the cozy front porch of one of my close friends and her Long Beach Christmas Tree. …

Daily Photo: Smoke About It

  I was watching tv with my friend Jordan a few years ago, when, as often happened with us, I became more interested in how the lamp light she was sitting under was falling on her than the show we were watching. Whenever we were in the middle of shooting and trying to come up …

Photo Daily: Treetop Eiffel Tower

  I’ve often said that one of my favorite things about wandering Paris at night is the surprise of the top of the illuminated Eiffel Tower suddenly appearing in my path. I was walking along the Right Bank around midnight one evening when it magically appeared over the treetops. Paris is a wonderful walking city …

Photo Daily: Jordan Bed Head and Lingerie

  I often tell people that I find my most creative time of day happens to be between the hours of 10pm and 4am. It’s been that way going all the way back to when I was in a rock band back in high school. I did most of the song writing for our band, …

Photo Daily: Foudre au-dessus de la ville de Paris

  I was living in an apartment in Paris I had rented, across Boulevard Saint Michel from the Jardin du Luxembourg when the storm started to roll in. First the winds, then lightning in the distance, then the rain. A deluge. I walked out onto my balcony with camera in hand, framed the shot with …

Photo Daily: Snowfall and Marriage For All

  It took me a few seconds to notice the billboard in the background. The snow was coming down pretty hard. It was cold. My fingers were starting to get numb. But when I did see it, as I was trying to find the right composition, I had to laugh. Okay, I thought. I guess …

Photo Daily: Café Adler, Berlin

  It was only a few years after the Berlin Wall came down. Café Adler was a little coffee shop, across the street from the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, one of the main crossing points between the old East and West Germany. The, YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR sign, in multiple languages, was still in place, even …